Initially announced in 2011, Prey 2 was meant to be a sequel to the 2006 sci-fi shooter Prey. However, following a sustained period of radio silence the game’s publisher Bethesda revealed that it had cancelled the game amid concerns that the game didn’t live up to its “quality standard.”
Understandably, fans were disappointed, as the Prey 2 announcement trailer suggested that the sequel had real potential. All hope is not lost, though, as following rumours that the project had possibly been revived, (Dishonored developer) Arkane Studios used E3 2016 revealed that it is developing a Prey reboot that can be played with either a male or female protagonist.
Prey E3 2016 Trailer via Bethesda Softworks
Prey Reboot Features Female Protagonist
Accompanying that incredibly creepy Prey reboot trailer, Bethesda has released the following blurb: “in Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted.”
The company also adds that “as you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities.” While that seems to be rather different than the original vision for Prey 2, the Prey reboot could offer a decent slice of survival horror instead, and that’s just as welcome.
The character at the heart of the Prey reboot’s action and mystery is Morgan Yu. Although the trailer shows Morgan as a male character of colour, in an interview following the Bethesda press conference, director Raphael Colantonio confirmed that the Prey reboot protagonist can be either a male or female character and that the name Morgan was specifically chosen for this reason.
Unfortunately, Arkane Studios has yet to reveal a look at the Prey reboot female character model. However, more information on the game is expected at Quakecon which takes place in August, so we’ll keep you posted.
Prey will be released in 2017 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.